At long last we’ve completed and signed-off on Whidbey Beta 2!!!!! It’s been quite a long time since we started working on Beta 2; once this hits the web it will have been almost 9 months of bug fixing, security reviews, feature completion, and scrambling to complete it all. We took some significant risks in Beta 2, in particular the merging of the old in-proc provider with SqlClient, and they all paid off! You can find the main page for Visual Studio 2005, codenamed ‘Whidbey’, and the download point to Beta 2 here. Make sure to test all the key scenarios with this Beta and report as many bugs as possible. The sooner you report these bugs the more likely it is that we’ll fix them for RTM.
With that said, I’d like to give a quick list of all the features we worked on and completed in Whidbey Beta 2. It’s quite a big list and represents an excellent product that should help people building data access applications.
Here’s the high-level list of work we’ve completed in Beta 2
As noted above, make sure to start playing with this right away and give us all the feedback you can.
Carl PerryProgram Manager – ADO.NET
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